Advising Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions

​Where is the Capstone Center for Student Success located? 

The Capstone Center for Student Success is located on the third floor of Russell Hall, which is at the corner of University Boulevard and Hackberry Lane

​When can I meet with an academic advisor?

Academic Advisors at The Capstone Center for Student Success are usually assisting students from 8:00 am to 4: 45 P.M. Monday – Friday.  Advisors schedules may change during drop/add or course registration periods in the fall and spring semesters

​ Are appointments required for students to meet with an advisor?

Crimson Edge and Exploring for Success Students are required to meet with their advisor.
Students who are not or no longer Crimson Edge or Exploring for Success should consult the advising office their major;  but are strongly encouraged to meet with her/him. This is particularly important during  time periods when the advisors are likely to see a greater volume of students traffic (add/drop period, registration, and finals) Students are welcome to walk in at any time during operating hours and one of the staff members will gladly try to accommodate the request

How do I make an ​appointment to meet with my advisor at the Capstone Center for Student Success? 

Students can make appointments by contacting the Capstone Center for Student Success by contacting us by phone (205) 348-7011; stopping by the Capstone Center or utilizing the web- based appointment system.

Click here to  Make an Appointment

Why do I have a registration hold?

Advisors at the Capstone Center for Student Success  give extra special attention to students and their schedules. It is important to know that a hold will be placed on your registration and will only be lifted after you have met with your assigned advisor.  This hold ensures that students get one-on-one access to their advisor  to discuss coursework and scheduling.

When do I register for classes?

First year students will complete course registration for the fall during their Bama Bound orientation session. (Bama Bound Orientation sessions occur throughout the summer)  Spring registration is completed during the fall semester after a student has  discuss coursework and scheduling with their advisor.

I have taken courses at another institution will they count towards the requirements for my degree?

The University of Alabama accepts transfer work from post-secondary institutions that are fully accredited by regional accrediting agencies. Incoming transfer coursework will be evaluated against the current University of Alabama catalog at the time the transcript is received. A University of Alabama equivalent course, discipline-specific elective, or general elective will be assigned based on comparability of the course content.  To find out more about transferring credit hours visit the University Registrars website:  University Registrar Transfer Credit